Dine With the Dead: Indian Restaurant Builds Business Around Old Graveyard
An Indian restaurant is letting customers dine with dead people after they built their business around an old graveyard.
The owner of the eatery, called New Lucky Restaurant, in Ahmadabad, India says the graves are actually great for business.
The eatery, built on an old Muslim cemetery, features tables scattered around real coffins.
Krishan Kutti, the owner of the restaurant, decided to maintain the graves rather than ripping them out to make way for his restaurant.
Despite the creepy interior, the restaurant has become a popular spot for hangouts.
Kutti said, “The graveyard brings good luck. Our business has been flourishing because of these graves. It gives people a unique experience.
“We have maintained the graves as they were. Our customers don’t seem to mind.”
However, Kutti is clueless about who the graves belong to. Some locals say they hold the remains of followers of a 16th-century Sufi saint whose tomb is located nearby.
The dozen of graves inside the restaurant are all sealed off by iron grills.
Every morning when the restaurant opens for business, waiters wipe the gravestones and decorate them with fresh flowers.
“We begin our day by paying respects to the graves. We wipe them and cover them with cloth and also shower flowers on them. It is important to respect the dead,” said Kutti.
Somehow, customers who visit the eatery aren’t very bothered about the presence of the dead.
Would you dine at New Lucky Restaurant?